User: Password:
|
|
Subscribe / Log in / New account

Phonon for ever

Phonon for ever

Posted Sep 25, 2012 9:02 UTC (Tue) by rvfh (subscriber, #31018)
In reply to: The cake, it was a lie by obi
Parent article: GStreamer 1.0 released

> So you're saying that porting once every 7 (!!) years, is more painful than writing and maintaining the abstraction layer?

Remember that without Phonon, you would need to port _all_ applications (including those that might have become unsupported), and that some people may also prefer using another back-end such as VLC or Xine. Not to mention other OS's.

Phonon was and remains the way to go IMNSHO.


(Log in to post comments)

Phonon for ever

Posted Sep 25, 2012 16:23 UTC (Tue) by tuna (guest, #44480) [Link]

Or you could just use gst.010.

I can accept that Phonon can be useful if you want to support different OSs, but in most cases it is nothing but a very leaky inderection layer.

Phonon for ever

Posted Sep 25, 2012 17:06 UTC (Tue) by ovitters (subscriber, #27950) [Link]

Those applications also had to be ported to Phonon and Phonon had to be developed. Some of the GStreamer 0.10 -> 1.0 porting was just updating something in configure.ac (meaning: no source code change!).


Copyright © 2018, Eklektix, Inc.
Comments and public postings are copyrighted by their creators.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds